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Arving Bhargava

 A Message by President of BMMP -
It is with deep sorrow we have to state that Dr. Arvind Bhargava or children's beloved, Arvindji uncle is no more. Every Indian in Buffalo is saddened with the news of sad demise of DR. Arvind Bhargava. Through various emails and fb page updates, we have read about his life and post doctoral job at UB and then as a research scientist at Rosewell Park. For last couple days he was fighting with cancer so gracefully that most of us didn't realize the gravity of the situation, right until we got the sad news, right? we had just met him at Ananya's recital. At the end of the recital, everyone flocked around Ananya, at her beautiful rendition of ragas and especially the "Khoob ladi mardani..." a surprise song included for Arvind Uncle. What an awesome job Ananya did and the best accolades for her talent were tears in Arvindji's eyes. After congratulating Ananya, I sat beside him and chatted with him. He was remembering Subhadra Kumariji and her husband and told me an incident of when Britishers had jailed Indian freedom fighters. Many such pearls we all have collected from Arvindji. When Anjor used to take music lessons at Mamtaji, Arvindji and I would have nice talks about Hindi poetry, Indian state of politics, and the best of all was the time he would enjoy with baby and then toddler Aditri. He lived a life filled with love and care for everyone and not just for Mamtaji and his children. The desi children of Bufalonian parents is a big musical family that takes pride in calling Arvindji their uncle. The love and pride he had for Indian classical arts was driving force behind the formation of non-profit organization Triveni, that has always supported quality musical programs in Buffalo. Buffalo Marathi Mitra Parivar is thankful for all the support Triveni has provided to us over last couple decades. Right from when Risbood kaka used to bring classical artists in 1990s, to bringing "Bhairav se Bhairavi, Black and white in first decade of 21st century, to Amar Oak's flute edutainment program, we always had Arvind uncle's blessings. His life definitely was most fulfilling, and so long as Triveni lives, any organization in Buffalo brings classical program, Arvindji's legacy will live forever. We haven't lost a patron of classical music, but Buffalo has achieved a great legacy in music and it is up to us to continue what he started: Promotion of Indian music and art . I am sure we all will keep it alive. 

Upcoming Events

Annual Picnic - 14 July 2018

 Wait is over !!!  Please use the following link and RSVP by July 6th
http://evite.me/4SgWacuanw

Admission fees: 

  • BMMP Members: FREE
  • Non members:
    • Single $15/ person
    • Family $25/ family

    For payments, you can use the following Paypal Link or pay cash at the venue. 
    http://paypal.me/BuffaloMarathi
    Remember, it still not too late to get your membership and enjoy these perks. You can use the same paypal link for paying your membership dues as well or pay a committee member at the picnic.

    Feel free to contact cultural secretary Prachee Thatte (cultural@buffalomarathi.org) for any queries.
    Hope to see you all there !!! 

President's Message / अध्यक्षांचे मनोगत

नमस्कार बफेलो मधील मराठी मित्रांनो

 

नमस्कार मंडळी 

गुढी पाडव्याच्या अनेक शुभेच्छा ! 

नवीन वर्ष तुम्हां सर्वांना मंगलमय आणि समाधनाचे जावो।  आजच्या शुभ दिनी मी "परिवारच्या" अध्यक्ष पदाची  सुत्रे हातात घेत आहे।  अर्थातच तुम्हा सर्वांचा स्नेह आणि विश्वास हाच माझा मोट्ठा आधार आहे। . 

आज आपण सगळ्यांनी कडु लिम्बाचि पाने खाऊन वर्ष भर निरोगी होण्याचे पाहिले पाऊल उचलले। अजुन एक विडा आम्ही, परिवाराची अध्यक्षीय समिति उचलत आहोत , आणि ते म्हणजे तुमच्या साठी दर्जेदार कार्यक्रम आणण्याचा. आजच्या आपल्या विविधरंगी कार्यक्रमानी येणाऱ्या वर्षाचा सुन्दरसा अहवालच  सदर केला जणू।  तर मंडळी ह्या आपल्या वेबसाइट वर जरा छानसा फेर फटका मारून  बघा , आणि आजच्या कार्यक्रमाची धमाल पुनः एकदा आजच्या छायाचित्रातून अनुभवा।  आज बरीच नवीन कुटुम्बे आपल्या परिवाराचा हिस्सा झाली, आणि परिवारात आनंद द्विगुणीत झाला। तर नवी आणि जूनि सगळ्या कुटुंबांना विनंती आहे की लवकरच परिवाराचे सदस्य व्हा आणि पुढच्या वेळेस तुमची कला सर्वांपर्यंत पोचवा।  सभासदत्व घेतल की असेच वारंवार भेटत राहु कारण आपली "कार्यकारी समिति" मनापासून कमला लागलिये।  खुप छान कार्यक्रमांचा वर्षाव आहे यंदाच्याही वर्षी।   आजच्या व् इतर कार्यक्रमन बद्दलचा तुमचा अभिप्राय आम्हाला द्यायला विसरु नका।

उन्हाळ्यातली सहल आठवते ना गेल्या वर्षीची ? धबधबा -  की ज्याच्या मागे अनंत - ज्योत तेवत असते।  तिथेच जाऊयात आणि मस्त मराठमोळं  जेवण फस्त करत , थोडीशी पतंगबाजी देखील करूयात।  गणपति , दिवाळी सगळे सण मिळून साजरे करूयात कारण आपल एकत्र कुटुंब आहे ना।  तर चला मंडळी विक्रम संवत २०७५ म्हणजेच २०१८ मधे एक दुसऱ्याच्या सुख दुःखांत सहभागी होऊन भारता बाहेर इथे अमेरिकेत आपला परिवार वाढवूया।  

तुमचीच विनम्र 

सुमेधा खाडिलकर

Testimonials

Deepak and Madhura Kelkar

 मराठी पाउल पढ़ते पूढे !  याचे प्रतीक म्हणजे बफेलो मराठी मित्र परिवार. खरेतर हे एक मंडळ नसून कूटुंबच आहे आणि मी या कूटुंबचा एक भाग आहे याचा मला आनंदच आहे. इतके कमी मराठी लोक असताना सुद्धा, एकत्र येवून साता समुद्रपालिकडे मराठी संस्कृति जोपासतात आणि नवीन मराठी सभासदाना आपल्या कूटुंबचा एक भाग समजतात, ह्याचा मला आनंद आहे .

Hema and Uday Dixit

We came to Buffalo in 1990,since then have been active in Marathi mandal.  We have seen the marathi community and mandal increase in strength over these years. We are happy to see young crowd and kids participating, and activites like Marathi Classes.

Yogesh and Mamta Sable

A home away from home.

We moved to Buffalo, in 2016 summer. We got introduced to this group thru' family friend. We were so glad to find libertarian people and egalitarian culture. Sometimes, its your serendipity when you meet like minded people away from home.

Shounak and Niharika Gore

साता समुद्रापार नायगरा नदीकाठी 

मायेची उब बफेलो मराठी |

दिवाळी गणपतीला जेव्हा घराची आठवण दाटी 

तेव्हा प्रेमाने जवळ घेणारी बफेलो मराठी ||

Amogh & Sujata Kango

 There are a lot of Marathi folks in Buffalo who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun loving. Some of the self motivated ones performed social  gatherings on a smaller scale earlier as well. However there was no official platform to bind all the the Marathi folks of Buffalo. I feel that Buffalo Marathi Mitra Parivar is going to be that long awaited platform to play this role and we can look forward to much more, now that the Parivar is officially forming up! 

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